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Tracking time in the dungeon

May 24, 2021
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One of the things that still gives me a little bit of difficulty when I’m DMing is tracking time in the game’s fiction when the characters are in exploration mode. Combat is simple, the 6 second rounds are codified, and we know that 10 rounds is a minute in the game world, 5 rounds is […]

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Audio for my online games

November 11, 2020
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Gaming through a pandemic has forced my home game to go online, leading me to reassess what it is I want (or not) out of my online games, and how to get there. I have one major rule of thumb when it comes to gaming online, and it’s very simple: If I can’t recreate it […]

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5e Spell templates for VTT

October 15, 2020
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Due to the COVID pandemic, all my gaming has moved online, and while that in it of itself is not a bad thing, it has generally changed my prep and the way I run games, even if it has allowed for greater consistency in our scheduling.  One of the things I find the most challenging […]

A look at the roll20 version of Eberron: Rising From the Last War

November 20, 2019
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The folks at roll20 were kind enough to send over a review copy of their latest release for 5e D&D, Eberron Rising From the Last War, so I took it for a spin. Check out the video below If you’d like to support the work I do on my blog, podcasting, or twitter, perhaps you’d […]

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5e Eberron first look

November 14, 2019
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Wizards of the Coast was kind enough to provide a review copy of their newest release, “Eberron Rising from the Last War”, and I posted my first look at it on youtube and twitter. Check them out. Alright nerds. Ready to visit Eberron? Lets do this. #dnd pic.twitter.com/JVECTtb8CO — NewbieDM (@newbiedm) November 14, 2019 If […]

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Thoughts on running the beginning of Descent into Avernus

October 11, 2019
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I’m a few sessions into Wizards of the Coast’s latest D&D hardcover, Baldur’s Gate: Descent into Avernus for my home group, and I thought I’d put out some thoughts about my experiences running the beginning of the adventure. For those of you into this sort of thing, here’s my party’s makeup: Human Fighter Kobold Ranger […]

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Descent into Avernus lore: The Hellriders

September 22, 2019
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WOTC’s latest release for 5th edition D&D, Descent into Avernus, spins a tale that spans from the fabled city of Baldur’s Gate in Faerun, to Avernus, the first level of hell. In it, we learn the story of Zariel, ruler of Avernus, a fallen angel who sought to destroy the very thing she became, an […]

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A look at the roll20 version of Baldur’s Gate: Descent into Avernus

September 21, 2019
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The folks at roll20 were kind enough to provide a review copy of Descent into Avernus, so I streamed my look at it. If you’d like to support the work I do on my blog, podcasting, or twitter, perhaps you’d consider supporting me on Patreon. I’m only asking for $1, and I’m doing it for […]

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